Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Address: 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | Lodge
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This lodge is located on 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsKinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

      Reviewed by vikkiandchris

      Beautiful surroundings

      by (39 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      This lodge is set in the most beautiful surroundings- high on the hillside and above the clouds! It's a bit of a mission to get to from where the bus drops you off on the main road. Only 1-2km but some very steep hills with ground left very slippy by the heavy rain. The lodge itself is very simple but nice enough with 6 bed dorms downstairs under the main building. There is a balcony you can sit on and take in the amazing scenery. It got very cold though and would've benefited from a fire or at least some heaters. Make sure you take warm clothes with you! The staff were great. There's no WiFi or internet to use at the lodge which we hadn't realised. The girls working at the lodge rang the bus company for us to check bus times and also rang our next hostel to check availability. This was very much appreciated!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by impressionsbykk

      Mountain stay outside the National Park

      Reviewed Mar 7, 2014
      by (5 reviews) Cairns , Australia Flag of Australia

      Outside the park so cheaper accommodation option (RM30pp dorm room), in a beautiful mountain setting. But if you have luggage and decide to walk, instead of taking a taxi from the National Park, just be aware it's about 2km walk and there's a few uphil bits! Great location though - where the turnoff is to the Lodge from the main road, there are stalls selling vegetables and fruit. You can use the kitchen at the lodge to make your own food. The lodge has a very homely feel with lounge chairs, tv, verandah to take in the views and very helpful staff. Also, by the food stalls on the main road, you can wait to grab a bus to Kota Kinabalu - extra handy!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by baggywiggles

      3 night stay in mountain lodge

      Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
      by (2 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

      Great breakfast every morning and Leo and the team are very friendly and helpful when advising on Kinabalu climb and national park trails. Side road there is a little tricky with bags!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by marcello83

      nice silent lodge in the Rainforst

      Reviewed Jan 12, 2011
      by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

      I enjoyed my time there, walked a little bit in the jungle. Room was ok. The view from the balcony awesome.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      TripAdvisor Reviews Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

      Kinabalu National Park 2/1/15-3/1/15

      A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris on Jan 02, 2015

      12 photos

      Kinabalu National Park is 2 hours inland from KK and we got there by mini bus which took us higher and higher through the hills. We were staying at Kinabalu Mountain Lodge which was situated 1km off the main road where the minibus dropped us off. The morning had rained as heavily as the previous day but luckily for us, it subsided just as the bus …

      How to die and go to heaven

      A travel blog entry by impressionsbykk on Mar 07, 2014

      7 comments, 4 photos

      You know the saying "It's about the journey, not the destination"? Well, hiking up to the summit of Mt Kinabalu is about both - the entire journey and the final destination. The destination is Low's Peak at 4095.2m, and the journey is just over 8.5km of straight up, up and more up, followed by all down, down, down after you have summited.

      Kinabalu National Park 2/1/15-3/1/15

      A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris on Jan 02, 2015

      12 photos

      ... down some really steep hills which had been left really slippery after the rain. Typical of us, we were unprepared for this and had to step carefully in our flip flops! The location of the lodge was idyllic, set atop a hill and surrounded by green landscape. The final accent up hill was the steepest part of the walk yet and we were glad to arrive. The place was pretty rustic but the views from the balcony were great. We sat off for the ...

      Up, and up, and up!

      A travel blog entry by leone_and_mike on Oct 30, 2014

      56 photos

      ... as a drizzle then got heavier and heavier. Because Robbie had my jacket I had nothing to wear, I tried to shelter under a small tree but it didn't really help. Mike also had my raincoat and I kept thinking he would bring it down to me (but he didn't!).

      Soon the rain was torrential, I was exhausted, sopping wet and absolutely miserable. Just had to keep plodding along though, cause I was nearer to the end than the ...

      One more step

      A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz on Jun 16, 2014

      56 photos

      ... still sure it's not a problem for you?'' My answer was short and sounded sure. Sounded, cos inside me I had nothing but doubts.

      ''YES'' was my response.

      It all became a bigger challenge at that stage. I was about to climb 4.095m in one day in 9,5 h. The deal is I am starting at 7:30 and by 17:00 the guide must be back on the gate. This is the procedure of the park and no bribe is to be made.

      That deal including my personal guide, the permit fee, the insurance ...

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